Thursday, 12 August 2021

Examine Yourselves

Some teachers and pupils really do take against each other. Some teachers do overrate certain pupils. In general, teachers do tend to prefer girls to boys. Exams are a partial remedy to each of those problems, among others.

But the people who go on about "grade inflation" have not started doing so this year or last. They have been doing so forever. Nothing will ever satisfy them except confirmation that they had been cheated of the glittering lives to which their obvious genius ought to have entitled them. So nothing is ever going to satisfy them.

And this year, as every year, there will be people who had not done as well as they might have hoped or expected. Have a heart.